Amine Zahzouh

December 21, 2010 by  
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Missing From: Muncie,Indiana
Missing Since:  12/29/2008
Date of Birth:  01/18/1999
Age at disappearance:  9
Height: 4’2 in
Weight: 87 lbs
Hair Color:  Black
Eye Color:  Brown
Complexion:  Medium
Nickname: Meme
Identifying Characteristics:  Scars: one scar in the trache area of his neck and a diagonal scar mid-left of his forehead like a “Harry Potter” scar.
Glasses: Wears glasses for reading and computers.
Clothing:  Wears a brown leather waist length coat, with white wool collar. Normally in blue jeans and tennis shoes.

Circumstances of Disappearance:
Has been missing since 12/29/08, from 2505 Hollywood Avenue, Muncie, Indiana, when he was not returned by his father after a parental visitation over the Christmas period. The father is believed to have left the USA and is in France. FBI have confirmed that the child Amine did not leave the country with his father. The whereabouts of Amine is currently unknown.


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Investigative Agency
Muncie Police Department
(765) 747-4755

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Missing from: IN
Missing Since: Dec 29, 2008

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December 11, 2010 by  
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Unidentified Newborn-Baby Boy Horry

November 29, 2010 by  
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Artist’s Rendition” Baby Horry”

Unidentified White Male Infant
Date Found: December 4, 2008
Location: near Conway, Horry County, SC
Sex: Male
Race: White
Birth Range: November/December 2008
Approximate age at time of death: newborn – a few hours to a few days

Narrative: The newborn infant was found in the woods off of Meadowbrook Drive, just outside Conway, SC on December 04, 2008. The infant was found in a blue and white colored Bath & Body Works tote bag.

Bath & Body Works Tote Bag

Police urge the public to look for any signs they may remember in women who may have been the mother of the baby. Look for a woman who may have been pregnant in December of 2008. Signs she may have shown after the birth: she may have suffered from dizzy spells, fainting episodes, excessive crying, oversleeping, and an extended menstrual cycle – lasting two weeks or longer. She may have shown these signs in January 2009.

Contact: Sergeant Chip Squires, Horry County Police Department at 843.915.8031

Police hope Baby Boy Horry anniversary brings big break

Nov 29, 2010

CONWAY, SC (WMBF) – Nearly two years after the discovery of a box containing the body of a newborn baby in Conway, Horry County Police say they have yet to identify the parents of the young child.

The child, who was later named Baby Boy Horry, was found on Dec. 4, 2008 by two utility workers in a wooded area off of Meadowland Drive. The discovery rattled both the surrounding community and investigators.

“The pathologist and autopsy told us this child was very viable,” Horry County Coroner Robert Edge said. “If it would have had a little bit of medical attention that a newborn needs when it was delivered, this child would most likely be with us today.”

When the child’s body was discovered in 2008, investigators said it was wrapped in a Bath and Body Works tote bag and stashed in a box. Nearly two years after the discovery, soiled stuffed animals, a weathered cross and baby toys mark the spot of the grim discovery.

“In the beginning, there were a lot of leads [and] tips coming in,” Sgt. Robert Kegler with the Horry County Police Department said. “They’ve trickled off immensely.”

While investigators say they do receive occasional tips relating to the case, Kegler said recent tips have not been concrete enough to lead to the identity of Baby Boy Horry or his parents.

“We are still following any leads that come into our police department and working on those as they come in,” he noted.

Investigators hope the second anniversary of Baby Boy Horry’s discovery will be enough to jog someone’s mind and bring closure to the case.

Edge says a memorial service for Baby Boy Horry has been planned for Dec. 2 at 3 p.m. The service, which is open to the public, will be held at the child’s grave site inside of the Hillcrest Cemetery in Conway.

“We’re trying to keep the memory alive and hope that may draw someone forward in giving us some information [as to] who this baby is,” Edge said.

Whether or not remembering the anniversary of Baby Boy Horry will bring new information in the unsolved case is anyone’s guess. However, both Kegler and Edge says somewhere there is a mother who’s wondering what could have been.

“We know that you miss your child,” Kegler said. “This is a hard thing for you, as well. We just urge you to come forward.”

“It has got to be on her mind every day that she deserted this baby and the baby didn’t live,” Edge added.

Anyone with information on the unsolved Baby Boy Horry case or location of his parents is asked to call Horry County Police immediately. Any and all tips will remain anonymous.
If you have any information on this case please contact CUE Center For Missing Persons at (910) 343-1131 24 hour tip line (910) 232-1687.


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Card Program- Mary Badaracco

November 23, 2010 by  
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All of their faces seem to make the same appeal: Can you help solve my case?

On the six of diamonds is the face of Erika Cirioni, who disappeared in Norwich in 2006.

An unidentified John Doe, whose body was recovered from the Connecticut River by Old Saybrook police in 1998, is the nine of hearts.

The ace of clubs belongs to Janette Reynolds, who was last seen hitchhiking in Colchester in 1978, and whose body was found the following year in the City of Groton.

The playing cards, highlighting 52 unsolved homicides and missing person cases, are being distributed among the 18,250 inmates in the state’s 17 correctional facilities. The Chief State’s Attorney’s Office in partnership with the Department of Correction and law enforcement agencies created the cards.

Each card has a picture of the missing person or victim, along with a description of the case and a phone number where callers can leave an anonymous tip.

Carol Cirioni, Erika’s mother, was present Monday at the unveiling of the playing cards at the Chief State’s Attorney’s Office in Rocky Hill. She hopes the cards will give her and Erika’s two sons some answers.

Erika Cirioni was last seen on Dec. 31, 2006 on Division Street in Norwich.

“Her two sons need her so badly,” said her mother. “They miss her so much. We can’t even celebrate New Year’s Eve because that is when Erika disappeared.”

She continues to buy Christmas gifts for the daughter who she says was a bit troubled but would never abandon her children, now 13 and 9.

“I think something terrible happened,” said Cirioni. “I know someone out there has information on what happened to her. If they are any type of a human being, they would come forward.”

Leo C. Arnone, commissioner of corrections, said he hopes the cards will trigger new information from inmates.

“Somebody out there somewhere knows what happened in these cases,” said Arnone. “We’re hoping that these cards will generate new information to help solve these crimes.”

Chief State’s Attorney Kevin Kane said there are between 400 and 500 unsolved homicides and disappearances. The cases depicted on the cards were selected with the help of local law enforcement agencies and the state’s Cold Case Unit.

“Some of these cases are homicides committed by people who may have committed other homicides or will commit another homicide in the future,” Kane said. “These families are living with the loss of a loved one, hoping to find some answers.”

Beth Profeta said: “Twenty-six years ago my mother was murdered.”

Her mother, Mary Badaracco, of Sherman, was last seen Aug. 20, 1984.

“My family was killed on that day, too,” Profeta said. “We need to solve this case now. If an inmate out there has information, please come forward.”

Badaracco has been presumed dead even though her remains have never been found.

Gloria Jean Bell describes herself as a “dead woman walking.” Her son, Edward Bell Jr., was killed just a short distance from their Hartford home on May 6, 2005.

“I heard the gunshot and there I saw my son lying on the ground in the rain,” said Bell. “They killed me that night.”

Placement of the victims on the cards was done at random, Kane said. Featured on the king of hearts is William Spicer Jr., who was 82 when he was killed on his tree farm on Thomas Road in Groton in 1995.

Desiree Michaud is on the queen of clubs. She was found murdered inside a motel room on Route 184 in Groton in 1984.

The $12,250 cost of producing the playing cards was financed by criminal asset forfeitures, not taxpayer money.

The cards are modeled after decks distributed to U.S. troops in Iraq shortly after the 2003 invasion. The decks there featured the names and likenesses of that country’s most wanted fugitives, including Saddam Hussein as the ace of spades.

At least 20 other states are using “cold case” playing cards to help solve cases that seem to have no new leads.

The first round of cards will be distributed free of charge to the inmates. The cards will eventually be the only playing decks available to inmates for purchase for 64 cents at a prison commissary. Posters will also be distributed at police stations.

“All of these cases involve the disappearance or death of somebody’s loved ones,” said Kane.

Lindsey Baum

October 4, 2010 by  
Filed under General

Missing Since: 06/26/09
Missing From: McCleary, WA
Classification: Endangered Missing
Age at Disappearance: 10
Date Of Birth: 07/07/98
Height: 4’10
Weight: 90 lbs
Eyes :Brown
Hair: Brown/Dark Blonde
Scars:Scar above her left eye. Birth mark dark brown on right wrist. Colored fillings in her teeth
Clothing: long sleeve hooded shirt (not sweatshirt) light bluish/gray, jeans with knees cut out, black slip on american eagle shoes with white rubber soles, no socks. bathing suit under clothes red/white/blue in color for both pieces but mismatched bottoms a floral print, top stripes and pokadots

Details of Disappearance:
Lindsey disappeared on June 26,2009 while on her way home  from her friends house in McCleary, WA at about 9:30 in the evening. This was one of the longest days of the year and didn’t get dark until around 10:30 that night. It was still daylight out as she left her friends house for the short 5-10 minute walk home.
She never made it home that night.

Investigative Agency
Grays Harbor County Information Hot-line (Tip line)
(866) 915-8299

If you have any information on this case please contact CUE Center For Missing Persons  at (910) 343-1131 24 hour tip line (910) 232-1687.

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Patrick Leone

October 2, 2010 by  
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Missing From:Long Beach, NY
Missing Since: 04/20/09
Classification: Endangered Missing
Age at Disappearance: 19
Date of Birth:05/18/89
White Male
Height: 5’9
Hair Color: Black
Eye Color: Brown
Complexion: Light
Clothing: Gray front zip-up sweater, jeans, 3/4 length black overcoat, and fur lined Croc shoes.

Circumstances of Disappearance:

On April 20, 2009, Patrick had indicated to a family member that he was traveling to New York City to stay with a friend and would call later that day. He was last seen at the LIRR train station on W. Park Ave., in Long Beach, NY. He has had no contact with friends or family since his disappearance. He plays guitar and has played open mike nights. His signature style is tapping , similar to musician, Jeff Buckley. Patrick suffers from infrequent seizures and has a medical condition requiring immediate medical attention.

Investigative Agency:
Long Beach (NY) Police Department
Phone:(516) 705-7370

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Cheryl Scherer

September 29, 2010 by  
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Missing Since: 04/17/79
Missing From:Scott City, Missouri
Classification:Endangered Missing
Age at Disappearance: 19
Date of Birth: 08/19/59
Height 5’0
Weight: 100lbs
Hair: Red
Eyes: Blue
Birthmarks: Small mole 1/2″ from her navel.
Dark brown birthmark (dime size) between shoulder blades

Circumstances of Disappearance:
Abducted from a self service gas station in Scott City, Missouri 04/17/79
Cheryl Scherer went to work on Tuesday, April 17, 1979, at Rhodes 101 in Scott City. Scherer had been employed there for over a year, and was considered a model employee. Sometime between 11:40 & 11:50 AM, she was abducted. Scherer’s car, keys, and purse, was left at the scene. Approximately $480 in cash, was missing from the register.

Investigative Agency:
Scott County Sheriff ( Missouri)
Phone: 573-545-3525 / 573-471-3530

If you have any information on this case please contact CUE Center For Missing Persons  at (910) 343-1131 24 hour tipline (910) 232-1687.

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Mother hopes missing daughter will be found 32 years later


Thirty-two years after her 19-year-old daughter disappeared, a Scott County mother says she’s finally found hope she’ll get the closure she’s looking for.

Cheryl Ann Scherer’s mother and sister now say watching families who’ve also searched for decades make progress now gives them the courage to put out a call to anyone who might know who took Cheryl Ann more than three decades ago.

“It was a beautiful day,” recalled Libby Scherer. “Then I got the telephone call and it turned our lives upside down.”

Libby says the last time she saw her oldest daughter, Cheryl Ann was on her way to work at a Scott City gas station. She also remembers the last time they spoke. Libby says Cheryl Ann called her just before she was apparently abducted. Not long after that, Libby got another call. This time it was from authorities telling her Cheryl Ann was missing.

“I just broke down and cried,” said Libby.

Authorities believe sometime before noon, Cheryl Ann was kidnapped. Her purse and checkbook were left at the gas station. Her car was in the lot with the keys inside. Money was missing from the gas station register.

“I have no idea who would want to take her, would want to hurt her,” said Libby. “She was such a good girl.”

It happened yards from the busiest street in Scott City and yet there were no witnesses.

Another element: A normally busy grocery store right next to the gas station happened to be closed that day.

“You go back and forth with IGA closed was it somebody local that knew?” wondered Cheryl Ann’s younger sister, Diane. “And then it could have been somebody off the interstate.”

Diane was just 14.  She remembers Cheryl’s boyfriend and her friends went searching back roads, and at that time networked with truckers on the interstate to relay information about the search. Those were clearly much different methods than technology allows today.

“I always think if it had been a different time would she have been found,” said Diane. “When I see somebody now finding people 20 or 30 years later I definitely have hope.”

Now they focus on the happy times, remembers a happy blue-eyed redhead and a little girl who loved drawing and animals. Cheryl Ann was prom queen and had lots of friends. Now, the Scherer’s say they want the mystery solved.

“Truthfully I don’t want to know all the details, I would just like to know what happened then we can lay her to rest,” said Diane.

Her mother Libby has this to say: “I still think there’s somebody out there. If they would just come forward you don’t know how much it would help this family. It would be such a blessing.”

Cheryl’s father Raymond passed away six years ago without ever learning what happened to his oldest daughter. Now the family wants to thank the people who stood beside them then, and now, along with the Scott County Sheriff’s Department who continues to work the case.

Benedetta “Beth” Bentley

September 19, 2010 by  
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Missing Since: 05/23/10
Missing From: Centralia,Illinois
Classification:Endangered Missing
Date of Birth: 02/12/69
Age at time of disappearance: 41
Gender: Female
Race: White
Height: 5’6 in
Weight: 180
Hair Color: Platinum blonde
Eye Color: Green/brown
Complexion: Fair
Nickname: Beth

Identifying Characteristics: Platinum blonde hair with extensions
Clothing: Black tank top, blue jean skirt, flip flops, white Gucci purse, pink & orange Vera Bradley Overnight bag
Jewelry: Wedding ring, possibly wearing a silver Tiffany necklace

Circumstances of Disappearance:
Beth was last seen on Sunday, May 23rd, 2010. It is thought that Beth was going to the Amtrak Train Station in Centralia, IL for a 6pm train. Neither Amtrak nor passengers that were interviewed could place Beth on the train. The search is concentrating on her last known whereabouts in Mt. Vernon and Centralia.

Beth was driven to the station by her friend in a 2009 White Nissan Ultima. Beth was carrying her pink & orange Vera Bradley bag and a big white purse. She may have walked around the area.

Investigative Agency:
Woodstock, IL Police Department
(815) 338-2131




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In Loving Memory of Peggy Carr

September 12, 2010 by  
Filed under General, Spotlight

On April 22,1998  a young lady named Peggy Carr was out running errands in broad daylight, and was in a Wilmington shopping mall parking lot, she was abducted by two men that recently been released from jail and were on “what we know now” over a week long crime spree of stealing, committing murder and unspeakable crimes. Peggy’s remains were recovered 11/18/98  over seven months later in Bladen County, a rural area located in North Carolina.

CUE Center for Missing Persons, although founded in 1994 had never been involved in such a high profiled case like this; later Peggy’s tragic death, her life, the search for her, the recovery and her legacy became the tool that shaped the foundation, of what is known today as the CUE Center (Community United Effort)  is considered by all who are a part of our center the “landmark” case. Peggy Carr’s larger than life photo still hangs today at the doorway of CUE as a reminder of how far we have come.



Roger Jermaine Chambers

September 6, 2010 by  
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Missing from: Raeford, NC
Missing Since: 09/04/10
Classification:  Endangered Missing
Age at Disappearance: 34
Date of Birth: 10/20/75
Black Male
Scars, Marks, Tattoos: Keloids on left and right shoulder and right leg. Mole on the back of right leg (looks like a tick)
Special Identifiers: Mustache
Clothing: Black kahki shorts, black polo shirt, black and red tennis shoes
Jewelry: Gold band

Details of Disappearance

Roger stated that he said had an appointment at 7pm on 09-04-2010, but didn’t say where or with who other than  Roberson County.
Roger is a friendly person who often helps homeless people. His family states that Roger told them that he was going to go attend a meeting. Roger’s family states that it is possible that he went to visit a individual that owed him money. His family talked to him by phone shortly after he left, and then a short time later a friend briefly talked to him in Red Springs.. After Chambers left the friend, he reportedly went into town ( Red Springs NC ) and was never seen again.
He has not been seen or heard from since.

Last seen driving  a 1993 Toyota Camry dark green in color 4 dr. Vehicle has dents on the passenger side on both doors. Windows are lightly tinted. Vehicle has chrome rims. License plate YZF-4849 (North Carolina) . His car has never been located. Foul play is suspected.

Investigative Agency:

Hoke County Sheriff (North Carolina)
(910) 875-5111

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